DJ’s are known for having very varied backgrounds, but none more bizarre than David Solomon. At 55 year old, David Solomon is seen as something of a prodigy, among the staff at Goldman Sachs, where he works as co-president. His last gig was in the Bahamas, where he played at a local tiki bar, to all the beach goers. He plays with Pioneer turntables, and his DJ name is DJ D-Sol.
He has been performing electronic dance music sets for a few years now, and although does’t do more than a couple of gigs a month, he has played in a whole host of locations, including Miami, and New York. He is a bit of a maverick at Goldman Sachs, introducing a study on the work life balance of employees, and limiting the amount of time they would spend in the office, at the weekends.
If you want to follow his journey on Instagram, then you’ll have to follow him, as his account has been made private.
If you have been around the gay scene in New York, then you’ll probably have been introduced to Carry Nation, who are two DJ’s working their magic, not only round the gay scene in New York, but worldwide and in Europe.
Carry Nation is made up of Mr. Aviance, and Mr. Automagic. There is more than 10 years that separates the two DJ’s so they have their feet in different generations. This means the music, and sets they play are extremely flexible, and they also admit that they bounce of each other as they play.
They had started out guest DJing on each others performance’s, but then in 2012 they decide to release a single together. “This Bitch is Alive” was a popular dance track, and got them a record deal with Betty Bass, based in London. You can checkout their homepage here.
If you are an up and coming DJ, then you’ll probably be searching for that secret sauce, for an outstanding performance. What exactly separates a top DJ from one at the bottom. Well here are some of the best tips, researched together from some of the best DJ’s around the world.
Great technique means nothing if your selection ain’t on point, or at least personal. I see this a lot. I only wanna hear great music. For me it’s best when DJ’s play personal. Only ever play music you love or feel, or it will be a tough, short journey. If you love it they will feel that love in the mix. You should be booked on what you play, not on what the crowd want to hear. It’s like being given chicken cause you love it and never tasting lobster to compare.
This is the opinion of DJ Lil Louis, who is known for masterful mixes.
A born and bred DJ, Spencer Parker is also Work Them record boss. He defines being a DJ as
Put very simply, great records make a great DJ. The passion to find them, the knowledge to know how to program them and showcase them in the best way possible, and the technical skills to put them together imaginatively, for the greatest end result.
Known as one of the club music masters, Dave Clark is known for his sharp opinion.
A great DJ is someone who only cares about the music, not the ego, not the entourage, not the drugs, simple. To have your own sound and follow that, to not change for fashion but to create anti-fashion in a way, to have a heart and follow that.
If you are looking to raid your parents attic and donate some of their treasured memories to the auction on eBay, then you’ll love this collection we have put together for you. It represents some of the most sought after vinyl releases. All have a story, as well as a sweet price tag.
- Nirvana – Bleach (limited Release 1992)
Only 500 copies of this classic vinyl were ever issued, so this one is great for the Kurt Cobain fans. ($1000-$1500)
- The Beatles – Ask me why / Anna (1964)
This is a rare vinyl, with only between 6 to 10 copies thought to exist. ($20k-$25k)
- Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (1969)
You need the first pressing, with the turquoise lettering for this to be worth anything. ($800-$1000)
- Nirvana Love Bug / Big Cheese (1988)
This was their first single, and only 1200 copies were made. The one that is really valuable, are the one’s with the red line through them.
- Depeche Mode – Music for the Masses
The rare edition comes in an orange and white cover, and only around 5 to 15 were ever put into circulation.